Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
Pic 1-----too much to list
Pic 2----Maybe a bit broken at the waist and perhaps could be more evenly weighted ski to ski (given the conditions)
Pic 3---Somebody said inclination ? BANKING ! Which is fun in conditions like that---don't know if I could consider that a technical error there.
Pic 4--Hard to tell from the pic but he may be firmly in the back seat. Also I am not totally sure that is actually his right ski pole you see up by his shoulder. I can't imagine the hand position required for the pole to be there so I looked close. There appears to be a short section of pole shaft in his right hand which I believe is just above hip level and another pole sticking out of his shoulder (and I only had one beer at dinner).
Pic 5--Who the heck is that ? I want to go skiing with him.
Pic 6--Does the term "Patrol Roll" sum it up. (Here they come !)
Pic 7---All you guys hit on this guy already. I don't care why his skis are in that relationship to the hill. He obviously wants them there cause it is obvious he is totally balanced. Upper/Lower seperation----nice job !
AND---Yes I believe we are being set up here !
The user galleries over at TGR have some great shots. Skier 1 and Skier 5 are the same person, just different clothes. Are you saying he really sucks in photo 1?
My take on photo one is it looks pretty good. A little bit of a lean into the hill. The snow pattern coming off of the skis, and the fact that he's got those fat skis that far up on edge and carving indicates to me that he is going pretty fast in the photo. Look at the way his sleeve is being pushed by the wind.
Downhill hand looks like it's lagging a bit. What's on your "list" Uncle?
Photo 5 - he looks too broken at the waste to me.
Skier 6 looks good except for the cocked elbow.
Skier 4 and 7 look the best to me considering the snow they are skiing.
Skier 2 - from the "Drunkenness" thread referenced is skiing on Spatulas.
Here is the next frame on Skier 2
Is the general thought that these guys are decent skiers with some technical flaws - or would a pro look at them and think "Pfft, they suck".
Here's another one I found that I thought was very good as well.
Sorry Uncle, I'm really not trying to set anyone up here. I'm just intently curious to see how things are percieved by instructors who are trained to pick form apart. Seems most of the pic analysis here is of guys on carving skis on groomed snow. I'm just wondering how that analysis tranlates to these shots on fat skis and untracked and chopped snow.